Syrians fleeing war find new route to Europe – via the Arctic Circle

Dozens of Syrian migrants have trekked to the far north of Russia this year in an unlikely bid to reach a little-known Arctic border crossing with Norway Up to 20 Syrians a month are crossing into the tiny Norwegian town of Kirkenes, where the average daily temperature hovers just below freezing.

 They tried the shores of Libya, the islands of Greece, and the plains of the Balkans.

Now it has emerged that Syrians fleeing civil war have found another route to the safety of Europe: the Arctic Circle.